Title William Price of Llantrisant, in druidic costume, with goats. Oil painting by A C Hemming, 1918.



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 Online request  On Exhibition  Medicine man exhibition. Wellcome Collection. February 2015 onwards  DUE 27-04-17
Physical description 1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 155.1 x 119.9 cm
References Christopher Wright et al., British and Irish paintings in public collections, New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2006, p. 409
Summary Physician, surgeon, litigant and Druid; vegetarian and Chartist; practitioner of cremation and free love; opponent of vaccination, vivisection, law, government, and orthodox religion. After the Chartist march on Newport in 1839, he fled to France dressed as a woman and became acquainted with Heinrich Heine. His cremation of the body of his son Iesu Grist in 1884 established the legality of cremation as a means of disposal of the dead in England and Wales
In the background, part of the ruins of Llantrisant Castle
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 45771i
Lettering A. C. Hemming 1918
Author, etc. Hemming, A. C. (Alfred Charles), active approximately 1904-1933.
Subject name Price, William, 1800-1893.
Place name Llantrisant (Wales)
Genre/Technique Portrait paintings.
Oil paintings.
Copy photo no. V 18010
L 14640
System no. .b1203583x
Record no. 45771i
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